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Wildfires continue to burn Southeast of Wenatchee

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - Spartan Fire
Location: 9 miles S of East of Wenatchee
Containment: 60%
Acres: 9,000
Personnel: 50

Spartan Fire Summary: All existing fire containment lines held overnight with no new growth. Crews will continue to actively monitor hotspots and islands of unburned grass within the fire perimeter.

Sutherland Canyon Fire
Location: 15 miles S of East Wenatchee
Containment: 20%
Acres: 47,500                                                                    
Personnel: 275

Sutherland Canyon Fire Summary: For the second day in a row, dry and gusty red flag conditions resulted in extreme fire growth in steep and rugged terrain. Both the Sutherland Canyon Fire and Straight Hollow Fire burned together with the east and southeast flanks of the fire being most active. Crews reported limited effectiveness of water and retardant drops due to the dense grass and brush conditions. Overnight, firefighters and dozers worked to construct and hold fire containment lines where they could safely engage the fire.

Evacuations: Grant County - Level 2 evacuations are in place for the residents of the northwest edges of Quincy and southwest of Monument Hill, as a result of the Sutherland Canyon Fire.

Douglas County - Level 3 evacuations remain in place for the Sutherland Canyon Fire along the Palisades Road corridor beginning at the Highway 28 juncture. Level 2 evacuations are in place for the Trinidad area along Mansfield Road. An evacuation shelter is available for evacuated residents at the Columbia Grove Covenant Church at 19 McElmurry Lane in East Wenatchee, WA. Shelter for pets is also available at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society at 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA.

Chelan County - Level 1 evacuation levels remain in place for the Spartan Fire along Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road. There have been no reported loss or damages to structures.